“We do not mean that we knew something before about what and who God was, apart from Jesus Christ, and then applied it to Christ. No,…all that we are here able to say about God, we have gained by a glance at him…”
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Christ the Center, p. 103).
Trinity, knowing God as
“The incarnate one is the glorified God: ‘The Word was made flesh and we beheld his glory.’ God glorifies himself in man. That is the ultimate secret of the Trinity. The humanity is now taken up into the Trinity. Not from all eternity, but ‘from now on even unto eternity;’ the trinitarian God is seen as the incarnate one. The glorification of God in the flesh is now at the same time, the glorification of man, who shall have life through eternity with the trinitarian God…God remains the incarnate one even in the Last Judgement.
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Christ the Center, p. 105)